Loss Creek Cove History.pdf

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Those treaties established ways to address differing
desires among Cherokees regarding emigration.
Some Cherokees, mostly in the northern townships,
favored emigration while most southern townships
opposed it, preferring instead assimilating into the
European culture of the white settlers, or
“acculturation”. Under the treaties, those who
desired to emigrate, mostly to the north, received
certain benefits for doing so. Those who desired to
stay, including most in the region of Loss Creek Cove,
would be given land grants and the possibility of
state citizenship.
In the decade that followed, the northern areas were surveyed, but the Cherokees in the south hindered
surveying until the 1830s. It was not until 1833 that the jurisdiction of the State of Tennessee was
officially extended to the southern border and included this region. The region remained unsurveyed until
after the Treaty of New Echota in 1836, the treaty which resulted in the Trail of Tears, the forced
evacuation of remaining Cherokee. Following that treaty, surveying began the newly established Ocoee
Survey District.3